“Man would have only four years of life left.” – Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared.
Natural navigation of skilled workers from the bees depend on the Earth’s magnetic field. Electromagnet waves emanating from a mobile phones and the transmitter towers, disrupting the balance of the earth’s magnetic field, resulting in loss of natural navigation abilities of bees. Research carried out last May at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has found that bees buzz differently near mobile phone signals – causing behaviour that endangers colonies. The mobile phone radiation also able to cause damage to the nervous systems of bees, so they are no longer able to fly. Scientists found that radiation of the mobile phone could interfere the line of communication with the resonance between the bees and its hive. When a mobile phone placed near a beehive and the worker bees not get back within a period of 5-10 days, the beehive will be die.
Why the bees disappeared from Sichuan?
Hanyuan is a town in the Sichuan Province of China. Most of the pears in China are grown here. Prior to the mid 1980’s, pear trees would flower, but fruiting was unsuccessful. In order to increase fruiting in Jinhuali pear trees, local farmers began to experiment with hand pollination. About the same time the fields were being converted to hand-pollinated pear trees, an outbreak of pear lice (psylla) began. The psylla are a serious pest of pears. This outbreak was treated by intense spraying with insecticide. The honeybees, once common, began to disappear. The intensive spraying killed all insects, including the honeybees. Bee keepers moved their colonies out of the area to protect them. Honey bees can still be found in abundance in nearby areas where intensive spraying is not conducted.